COSARAF Foundation announces hardship fund for Muslim undergraduate home students in financial difficulties

Research shows that “access to Russell Group universities is far from ‘fair’ for those from poorer backgrounds and those from certain ethnic minorities.” This matters for reasons of fairness and equity but also because of the importance of higher education to social mobility and to integration. As the Social Mobility Commission’s recent report argued, “Inequitable access to high status universities … inhibits subsequent access to high status employment and thus has direct implications for social mobility.”

The COSARAF Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Sheikh Family Scholars’ Fund for Muslim undergraduate home students in financial difficulties.

Students wishing to apply should give full details of their financial situation to their tutor, who can apply on their behalf. This funding will be open to undergraduate home students (excluding post graduate students) in all officially recognised UK universities. Students in significant financial difficulties or suffering unexpected hardship can apply for grants of up to £2,000 per annum, with most grants being between £500 and £1,000.

Applications open: Monday 5 October 2020 at 10am
Closing date: Friday 30 October 2020 at 4pm

The application form will be available on the COSARAF Foundation website from Monday 5 October.

For further details about the scholars’ fund and information about eligibility please visit:
https://www.cosaraf.org/apply-for-funding/scholars-fund-application-guidance/ or contact info@cosaraf.org

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